Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Monday, January 4, 2010
This moth with its bright eye like markings was resting on my bathroom window yesterday. The markings which resemble eyes , frighten away the predators. The moth is big, the size of my open hand, and its larvae feed on plants. It is sometimes called the Brahmin Moth.
The bright flowers of the Bignonia venusta have started blooming on my lemon tree. The vine belongs to my neighbour, but it prefers to climb on to the lemon tree and cover it with flowers.
The American Elder has again started flowering, but as usual, there are no pollinators for the flowers. No Elderberry wine for me!The wine is supposed to be good for the eyes.
The butterfly Lemon Pansy also has markings resembling eyes on its wings.